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Nov 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
president obama. >> let me put it this way. is it wrong for one man to love another man? >> it's been a great working relationship. >> cenk: i love their bitterness. wait until you see fox news on that. awesome. it might of course all come down to ohio. >> obama: thank you ohio! >> oh, my god! >> romney: my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next president of the united states. >> cenk: we have the latest numbers four and we have congressman from ohio on the show today. then we've got one more fun story for you. who do the odds makers think is going to win the whole race? we go to vegas to find out. >> a half hour late for my feeing. as it is, all air traffic in vegas being held up because of a v.i.p. customer in vegas, turns out the president is here for a fundraiser screwing up my day. i'm thinking about this romney guy. >> cenk: well, he might be alone. just wait until we show you the numbers. what my favorite story of the day is, all the pundits are mad at numbers because it shows president obama winning. they're mad at math! that's awesome! it's go time! [
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
change in attitude? it's called a momentum shift. >> obama: governor christie throughout this process has been responsive and aggressive and i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his compassion for the people of our state. >> jennifer: that's called political euphoria occurring when state, local, and federal officials of both parties work together to do what is in the best interests of the people. let's hope it is contagious. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today is a great day to be a democrat, and progressive. it is going to be a great night in "the war room" all of you political junkies. sit back and get ready for some political euphoria. there are a whole batch of swing-state polls out today and the president is up in the vast majority. the president now has a five-point lead in ohio. we're going to turn ohio blue and you just keep watching these numbers up here. the president has a two-point lead, again, according to polls today, in virginia a very narrow one-point lead in florida. and according to a market univer
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
than five points. >> barack obama will be re-elected. >> barack obama will be re-elected. mitt romney will come up a loser. >> it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> president obama's victory was a popularity contest. [ buzzer ] >> republicans, there is no way after holding out on obama after two years they're going to cave in. >> it's a mandate for us to work together. >> our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> we are an american family, and we rise and fall together as one nation. >> i'm leading. >> it's a legitimate rape. the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> things aren't going to turn out the way you think they are going to. >> even when life begins in a horrible situation of rape, got intended it to happen. >> i'm for richard mourdock for senate. >> we'll fight our way back. and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheering ] >> cenk: my favorite is the herman cane clip. this is not a popularity contest. well, it kind of is. it's called a democracy. we see what ge
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
the white house and then we'll hear the president speak. both mitt romney and obama, he is going to start in ohio today, and spending the day in ohio. romney will go to wisconsin first and then head to ohio. he'll be getting a lot of love over the weekend. what is interesting is both candidates have op-eds appearing on cnn.com today. mitt romney's a very routine, it seems to reiterate all of the same stuff. that he will create 12 million new jobs -- 12 million jobs will be created anyway. more of the same. and he has now taken on the idea that he is going to create real change. i can't believe it's not change. he has got real change compared to the president's change. >> stephanie: i thought he was going to call it of course i never said detroit should go bankrupt. >> sure. the president starts out by talking about how we have come together as a nation (vo) brought to you by metlife. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth.
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> unemployment today is higher than on the day barack obama took office. >> eliot: what he didn't say was that the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month when obama took office. during his term the economy added millions of jobs. professor at us berkeley goldman school of public policy and author of "beyond outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it." hello, mr. secretary. >> hello eliot. >> eliot: there was a massive conspiracy that the economy was picking up steam. do you think the numbers prove there is an accelerating fact that there improvement. >> the reason why unemployment ticked up was because more people are trying to find jobs now, and in that particular survey the bureau of labor statistics only looks at the number of people who are trying to find jobs. when more people are trying to find jobs because they are more optimistic about there being jobs there that means the unemployment rate actually ironically goes up. the real important number is the establishment survey number. that 171,000 new jobs is a major marker and it shows i
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
are people's lives. >> only four days to go until the election and the final push begins. team obama and team romney crisscross the country making their case and trying to pick up every last swing state vote they can. the ground game working around the clock. the air game, in carpet bomb mode. the surrogates, surrogating. two men, four days, and the future of our country at stake. if you're scared, get a dog. >> jennifer: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting t
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama another four years. we'll focus on three election topics incredibly important issues that some how failed to make headlines in this brutal campaign. first the war on drugs. ethan nadelman said although obama has been a disappointment in some ways romney would be a disaster in fighting the the war on drugs. then in the aftermath of super storm sandy, climate change. it still has not been a critical part of our political debate. we'll ask josh becker why president obama deserves an a-plus in the way he handled hurricane sandy. and then we weigh in on what to expect if governor romney goes to the white house. we'll bring a look at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show. >> it's great to be here. >> gavin: election in just days. do you expect truly a d
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
further legitimized that position when he endorsed president obama specifically because of the president's leadership on climate change. he contrasted the candidates in this way. one sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet. one does not. i want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics. with that, mayor bloomberg, as much as hurricane sandy has forced climate change into the middle of the presidential race. hallelujah. that's exactly where it should be. someplace where republicans can no longer ignore it. not to say they're not going to try. governor romney did his best today while he stood sort of oddly smiling and ulterly silent as a heck lir brought the issue to him during his remarks on the storm. [crowd booing] [crowd chanting u.s.a.] >> jennifer: that look on his face, it's as if he was reminding himself of the deal he struck to get this far. that he wouldn't talk about the climate. even though when he was governor he acknowledged global warming as a real problem that requires real solutions. but ins
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Nov 9, 2012 3:00am PST
out to you in every corner of this great land of ours. president obama today at the white house will speak to the nation about his plan for deficit reduction, how to avoid going off of the fiscal cliff, but the big question is not what will president obama propose, but will republicans automatically oppose it like they have. did they learn anything on tuesday? do they know the american people don't want obstructionism, they want action. but first let's get the latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everyone. the fiscal cliff is a big issue moving forward and there is a showdown in store. while john boehner has offered up a bit of a compromise he and harry reid have different ideas. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the congressional budget office are analyzing person provisions of the fiscal cliff. it finds letting these bush tax cuts expire is the least harmful way to improve the economy. but the gop would rather see lower rates and eliminating loopholes. yesterday senator chuck smumer call
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Nov 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
have a balanced budget. no don't do that, don't do that. president obama is giving a press conference about this so-called fiscal cliff and the grand bargain, etc. as he's doing that and giving a you will these different statements there is good news. he told folks in a meeting of progressives yesterday. i am not going to bubble. i said in 2010 that i'm going to do this once, and i meant it. that's in regards to the bush tax cuts that continue that he continued in 2010. >> respectfully sir why should the american people and the republicans believe that you won't cave in again this time. >> obama: well, two years ago the economy was in a different situation. what i said at the time is what i meant, which is this was an one-time proposition. >> cenk: so there you go, the bush tax cuts for the rich are going away, no question. yeah here comes the bad news. later in that answer he did have a lot of caveat. let's watch that. >> obama: i think we can simplify our tax system, make it more efficient eliminate loopholes and deductions that have a distorting affect on our economy. i
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm PST
thirds, but the president -- he succeeded by suppressing the vote. >> wait, wait, wait, obama suppressed the vote? obama suppressed the vote! you're a stitch, karl. and we continue to rub it in the faces about how wrong they were. >> obviously i think with the election results last night, do you want to offer an apology? >> we missed the north carolina senate race. >> yes you did. >> by the way, i didn't. i got that one right too. by wait, the most accurate pollster for the election, you will love that result. don't miss that. it's go time. >> president obama's reelection is a devastating blow. >> if obama wins, it's the end of the republican party. >> we are in a war. >> the republican party has to rethink strategy. >> we're going to wind by a landslide. i plead guilty. >> we were wrong. frankly, misunderstood what was happening in the country. >> he doesn't get it. >> look, i'm not against people making money out of politics. i'm a volunteer, i don't take a dime. >> sit down and work out what's going to happen before this fiscal cliff and do a grand bargain. >> the president
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Nov 16, 2012 3:00am PST
current.com about john kerry and why president obama should give him the job of secretary of state and not ambassador susan rice. nothing against ambassador susan rice. it is just that john kerry deserves it. he's the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and oh, by the way again without john kerry saying oh yeah, president obama, barack obama you can do the keynote speech in 2004 when you're only a state senator who's running for senate without that opportunity, there is no obama campaign in 2008. john kerry wants the job. give it to him. got some guy malcolm johnson would calls that 100% idiotic statement. too bad, malcolm. that's how it is. special shout out to the folks on twitter. dab ra and alan -- debra and alan and a couple of others. honesty following us on twitter. >> tweeting at bp show, on this topic, patricia says the media has been reduced to reporting g.o.p. conspiracy theories which is a good point. buckeye kenny saying they're going to try to turn this into something to ruin the president and on your comments about john kerry, j. h. z. says john kerry and stat
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
still waiting on florida results. but president's second term is secure without them. >> obama: what makes america exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. the belief that our destiny is shared. that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another. >> mitt romney took more than 90 minutes to call the president and concede then he gave a short speech in boston. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the work. >> two parties will have to come together quickly because we face falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. john boehner will give a speech at 3:30 eastern today. his office says that statement will talk about finding common ground, growing the economy and lowering the debt. we're back with more steph and celebration after the break. stay with us! (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will
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Nov 14, 2012 3:00am PST
republicans in congress say they're more than ready to compromise. if president obama will only accept the -- endorse mitt romney's plan for the budget, they say they will agree. well guess what. that's not how it works! remember what happened on november 6th? obama won! romney lost! it is up to them to accept obama's plan. we'll tell you why and get your calls but first we take the latest here, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles has got it for us. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. lawmakers could finally get the answers they're demanding today in the investigation into former c.i.a. director david petraeus. the fbi and c.i.a. say they will brief members of the house and senate intelligence committees laying out how they handled the case and standing by their claim that politics were not involved in their decision to keep lawmakers in the dark. at least four people are now caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is n
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
kind of revenue increases fine. but obama is offering an awesome deal. let's take it, it's over. they're sending their messages out to the republican senators and congress saying it's time to make a deal. this deal still kicks ass for us. we'll cut the living hell out of what we call entitlements, social security and medicare and medicaid. lloyd blankfein listen to what he said about so-called indictmentment. >> you'll have to lower people's expectations, the entitlements and what people think they're going to get because it's not going--they're not going to get it. >> cenk: you're not going to get it. i'm going to get it. that's lloyd blankfein. this is the guy whose company took $10 billion in federal bailout and an extra $14 billion through back door bailouts of aig. in the last quarter--that's just a quarter of the year they made $8.4 billion. how much of that did the u.s. taxpayer get for bailing their ass out? none of it. we got the initial $10 billion mac. we did not get the back door bailout back. we did not get a piece of that company. finally look at his salary were la
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
plan that president obama plans to nominate her for secretary of state. she will meet with other lawmakers later this week. president obama has been unwaiving in his support of her calling republican attacks on her outrageous. >> according to official announcement, the president of mexico and the president plan to talk about economic development and bored concerns. while there is no second sit down scheduled for the president and congressional leaders he did speak to john boehner and harry reid over the weekend about avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president will meet with small business owners today. tomorrow he meets with middle class americans who would be affected by tax hikes and more business leaders. friday he's going to travel to hatfield pennsylvania where he will give campaign style remarks to get support for congress to negotiate the right kind of deal. we are back with more steph after this. ♪ [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ >> yahoo, it is the "stephanie miller show," welcome to it. 1-800-steph-1-2 toll fre
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
the honor of volunteering for president obama last month. i'm in richmond, virginia right now, getting out the vote. it's going to be a good day. >> stephanie: i can't even imagine. did you do a spit take when you heard mitt romney say we are going to get rid of that, planned parenthood. >> caller: i think he just doesn't get it when it comes to women and of course, now he's trying to say anything he has to to get women to vote for him. i think women know they can't trusted him and that's what i'm hearing out here in the field is women are saying look, why would we go backwards in america and president obama's been a great president for women. >> stephanie: i have to say particularly for 2012, i've never seen a clearer choice for women. i mean, it really is kind of astounding that we have a canned date that is not sure if he would have voted for equal pay can't give an answer on that. >> caller: right. >> stephanie: would get writ of planned parenthood, what else? we can go down the list. >> caller: not only the fact that he could never answer the question about whether he bel
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Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
day. go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: david pluck is one of the to which advisers for president obama. he's talking about what they're going to do in regards to the grand bargain and he says some things that are very, very interesting, revealing exactly what we had feared was going on inside the obama administration. first, let's start with his framing of the issue. >> democrats are also going to have to step up here and do some tough things, and the notion that somehow these deficits and our debt are not a threat to our national security and economic future is something i could not disagree with more strongly. there are some commentators on the left that suggest that. >> cenk: it's threat to national security. look, i want to balance the budget, right, but it's not a threat to national security. if oh, my god what if the interest rates go up, but they're at record lows. this is just fear mongering. it's republican talking points. and then second of all you're setting up a straw man. nobody's saying don't balance the budget. the question is how how do you balance it? they always send
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
aren't as many white people. >> stephanie: karl rove said it's because obama suppressed the vote. all right. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, president obama is going to give a speech on the economy time from the east room of the white house addressing his plans moving forward including how he might avoid the looming fiscal clip. if all of the bush tax expire and the automatic spending cuts kick in, we do face falling into another recession. buddies missing all of the cuts and revenue increases could put us at greater economic risk. there is a new sense of urgency among members of congress to come to some sort of agreement but we have some fundamental obstacles, house speaker john boehner won't accept higher individual tax hikes, and harry reid says asking the wealthy to pay a their fair share is the right thing to do. >> people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> in case you missed it the president had an emotional moment when he thanked supporters earlier this week. >> you guys have done [ inaudible ] to make sure what i'm doing is approved
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking out for the first time about the sex scandal that abruptly ended the career of four-star general petraeus. he has a lot of people who saw him as a golden boy wondering what happened to the fellow who could d
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Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
and she may not be. obama could decide to go with john kerry or jane armen or who knows who else, right? susan rice has to go up to the united states senate today and meet with -- she will, meet with john mccain and lindsey graham and a couple of other senators and try to explain herself. she shouldn't have to do that. i think it is embarrassing. kevin is calling from chicago. what do you think kevin? >> caller: hey, how do youing, bill? >> bill: good to hear from you. >> caller: if they were a legitimate news organization, wouldn't you go with the fact -- take whatever your guest says and you go with it. but since everybody knows they're the mouthpiece of the republicans, i find it amusing that they're so inept they don't even see what their guest is going to say. it is like how dumb are they? it just reinforcing the bumper sticker on my car as i drive to work this morning. fox news, the more you watch the less you know. >> bill: i like that! send me one. where did you get it? kevin, it let me tell you doing a lot of tv, making a living at it. whenever you're a guest on program
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
of sanctuary status of immigration. we'll come back and look at what a second term of obama looks like. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me" the world television premier. only on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> gavin: we're back with long time clinton-gore aide chris lehans. what does a second obama term look like. i saw all the headlines, the man with the plan. that was the plan they executed to get elected but i didn't necessarily see any big headlines about the man with a plan for a second term. what do you think it looks like? >> that's a great question and it's a question that a lot of us in the business and around the country are trying to figure out. there is no question that they had a great plan, and they executed it flawlessly to get elected. and the president talked about the last four years, and one of his big lessons is the importance of leading publicly. to me the challenge is we touched on this a little bit, is there going to be a clearly-defined, cl
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
to lisa ferguson. >> hey, john. good morning, everyone. president obama is on his way to cambodia. his first stop over the weekend was thailand and late last night, president obama became the first bt to ever visit mee you mar. he met with the national league of democracy there along with secretary of state hilary clinton. he spoke with the president and said his trip is not an endorsement of the new government, which is in the middle of a transition to democracy, but he did praise the country for shaking off its military rule and press the government for more reform. obviously we're having a little bit of technical problems, but the president said the steps the president has taken for release of the prisoners and his commitment to work with the u.s. on human rights dialogue will unlease the incredible potential of that beautiful country. this is obama's first trip overseas since his reelection shows he is serious about shifting america's focus leastward. the two are continuing to fire rockets and israel has blamed hamas for does sends of arrests since the violence started. more "
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Nov 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
. for example, the obama administration implemented a federal program this year to lower emissions required emissions over the next two decades. here's the president describing what that policy will do. >> obama: by 2025, the average fuel economy of their vehicles will nearly double to almost 55 miles per gallon. it will save a typical family more than $8,000 in fuel costs over time. >> jennifer: now of course, if you get an electric vehicle like i have, it is over 250 miles per gallon if you go to the gas at all. anyway, if president obama likes it, then the right wing, of course, must hate it! and they do. with a passion and vitriol that is usually reserved for the war on christmas and misplaced birth certificates. >> even with the $7500 federal rebate or whatever you get for it, it is still beyond pricy for a fred flintstone car. >> trying to push this crazy green agenda. we're twice the size. >> i can't tell you how annoying. get out of car. go in the trunk. get this long cord. hook it into the side. plug it into the wall. >> first world problem. >> it was raining. i'm worried
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Nov 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
. what will you give me to get what you want? so, today president obama dispatched his top economic advisor, his deputy to find out exactly what that price is. and that's treasury secretary timothy geithner net with the top four congressional leaders pelosi, ma con el, mcconnell and reid and he brought a specific plan from the white house with him. that plan from the president in trying to resolve the fiscal cliff asks for, $1.6 trillion in new revenue. and that's supposed to come from raising taxes on the wealthiest. the president's plan asks for an extension of the payroll tax cut. and an extension of unemployment insurance benefits. it asks for a deferral of those automatic sequester cuts to defense spending and to local -- to domestic spend being. and it also asks, i love this one, a multi-year stimulus package, including $50 billion next year, much of that is going to go to recipients creating an infrastructure bank. the president also wants to refinance under water mortgages. and permanently increase the deposit limit without congressional approval every time. the president in
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
obama that includes $1.6 trillion in tax increase over ten years. more stimulus spending to boost the economy including home mortgage refinancing and the permanent end to congressional control over the debt ceiling. in return, president obama is offering republicans $400 billion in entitlement cuts over ten years. still to be negotiated. mr. obama also wants emergency unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax holiday extended along with the infrastructure spending and mortgage relief, the price tag for the president's stimulus bill could rise to $50 billion or more. after meeting with secretary geithner, speaker boehner said he didn't see any sign of compromise from the white house. >> first despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. and secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> eliot: no sooner had boehner finished then senate majority leader harry reid took the podium to challenge republicans to come
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
president obama in asia talking about that himself. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> i mean, you know, i think the real issue here is israel has a right to defend itself, so do other people on earth. the question is how do we respond to everyone's rights to defend themselves. that's the bigger picture. >> i remember interviewing the hamas commander. he had one eye lost one arm and had seven children. this was a few years ago. i asked him what are you going to tell your children? he said i seven children to be martyrs. talk to settlers, who were for an aggressive expansion of israel, they too, seem committed to not peace. >> that's the difference right there. you have two players right there saying i want my children to be martyrs. i don't want my son to be a martyr. you have this happening and you know, it's almost unsolvable from that stan point. >> the digital media--the digital expanse has an opportunity to transform this. to be fair sometimes people say this
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
americans and our movement for fairness and for justice under the law. and i think president obama has proven once and for all that elected officials can take a strong stance in favor of lgbt fairness and not fear backlash from the voters. i'm not talking about his marriage equality, which is historic, his agencies put through dozens and dozens of changes things like hospital visitation, no discrimination in housing, and despite these wonderful advance there is was no backlash. the republicans didn't use this as a wedge issue. they didn't run ads on it. they didn't bring it up at the debate. there was silence. it means that we as gay americans, we're wedge no more. >> eliot: expanding rights for gays and lesbians, and now it's the ballot box where the public by majority vote say we're believe in this conception of civil rights. it's a fundamental and very historic wonderful thing to see. there is this gaping hole in federal law. explain why it is still there and what we wanted to do about it. >> congress for many years have been dragging its feet on a very simple bill to bandies cr
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
obama met with a second group of ceos to talk about the so-called his co-cliff. among them mary kay henry internationale president of the service employees international union, the seiu, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> eliot: is this cliff we prefer to call it a slope on this show, is it being overrated? is there hysteria being created to get a compromise around the wrong issues? >> yes, i completely agree with your discussion that you just had with congressman defazio. this conversation needs to be how increased revenue helps us spur economic recovery by getting americans back to work, and job creation has to be our number one priority. this discussion of cuts to programs that elders count on in our country we need to get off this table so we can focus on a robust economic recovery once and for all. >> eliot: i'm one that agrees that down the road in the long term maybe even in the medium term we've got tough issues we got to deal with. >> yes. >> eliot: but right now we have a crisis of job creation. it's a growth crisis. look at europe and understand that you embrace aus
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
even without its 29 collect 29 electoral college votes mr. obama won with a hefty 303 electoral votes but a mere 53% of the popular votes begging the question, was it a mandate or a draw. the president promised to reach out to leaders of both parties. speaker boehner appeared to be ready to take him up on his offer with hundreds of billions in tax hikes that could tank the economy, boehner staked out this position on behalf of his caucus. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increase revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> eliot: a few hours earlier harry reid also called for compromise. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everyone should comprehend, especially my senate friends that legislation is the art of compromise and consensus building. >> eliot: but all the political happy talk wasn't enough to soothe the markets with two years of political gridlock behind u
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
fact nearly three out of every four asian americans voted for obama caught most pundits by surprise. asian americans voted in record numbers in 2008 appeared to mobilize a higher turnout in 2012. everyone was talking about the african-american and latino vote. asian americans no longer a crouching tiger in the electorate the "l.a. times" writes. their political stripes are distinctly democratic blue. why are they so democratic. i'm going to go out on a limb and say because they're really smart. as bobby jindal would say probably would not vote for the stupid party. >> they do their homework. >> stephanie: yes. >> what? >> stephanie: we've all been to school. by 2000, asian americans were roughly evenly split in their voice between al gore and george w. bush. since hello, the point we make all the time since 2000 republican party has moved sharply to the right than the democratic party has to the left. no kidding. the 2008 survey they did also found strong support among all asian-american groups for universal healthcare and bringing a quick end to the iraq war. again, smart! smart! [
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score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mitt romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss in florida and his florida adviser today expressed regret, telling the "miami herald"... >> jennifer: well, he isn't the only one looking forward to the next fight. washington insiders are ready to rumble over the fiscal cliff and how to keep the country from careening over it, for a sense of what's at stake let's just take a tiny peek over the edge. if congress cannot reach a deal, every tax cut that was enacted since the year 2001 would expire. most importantly the bush tax cuts. and that means an average $3500 tax increase per household. on top of that, we would see $110 billion in spending cuts next year followed by $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years. now all of the pundits and the prognosticators and the prospect purveyors and
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who run the company. we'll be talking about obama's asia trip, marco rubio flirting with creationism and when the indians first gave the pilgrims all that food on the first thanksgiving, it marked the dawn of socialism for undocumented immigrants. let's go to lisa ferguson for our current news update. >> thanks, john. president obama is on the last leg of his trip through southeast asia right now. he spent the day in cambodia where he met with both japanese prime minister noke sheet ta notah. both the east asia summit. obama spoke about the importance of strengthening the u.s./japanese alliance. when it comes to china as the two largest global economies both china and the united states have a responsibility to ensure sustained and balanced economic growth. this is the president's first trip abroad since his re-election. and he's been able to fill in some more details on shifting u.s. economic and security forces toward southeast asia and the pacific. but the visit is overshadowed by other international issues in the spotlight. amongst the asia pacific community, that would be the bat
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and embrace the illegals? >> jennifer: president obama captured almost 70% of the hispanic voters. so do you think rush limbaugh is leading the republicans into oblivion with that comment? >> i think which should take a look -- a very thoughtful piece written today by heather mcdonald. when we're talk about family values it doesn't mean that uncle sam becomes a permanent part of the family handing out goodies. we need a thoughtful approach but we need not abandon the rule of law nor our principles to do so -- >> jennifer: but when you are talking about family values and they were raised as an american how is that not amnesty we should allow? >> i think we do need to allow these people to stay. they are the valedictorians and star americans, and then to say that they are not americans makes no sense at all. the way we're going to cam back and if we embrace a thoughtful immigration reform policy. and we need to be strong and fair and take leadership and ownership of that issue. the president now supported more people than anybody in the history of this country. >> jennifer: all right, j
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
-- obama we'll explain. and down goes hostess. who is at fault. >> it's the company's way of lying to us. >> that doesn't mean you should strike and put 17,000 or 18,000 others out of work because you are unhappy with the terms. >> we have very unique coverage and tell you what you are not getting about the real story behind that bankruptcy. >> and get a load of this pro-life politician. >> tennessee voters responding to a bombshell revelation about newly reelected representative. >> the doctor who slept with all his patients and pushed for how many abortions. that proy life guy? we'll tell you. and to top it off a ridiculous elbow of the day. fun for everybody. it's go time. note not -- | [music] | we start with serious international stories that also relate to our internal politics. the situation in israel and goesa has gotten very bad indeed. want to show you an abc news clip about all the latest developments [sirens wailing] >> sirens sounded today in tel aviv send ising residents fleeing for cover. an explosion heard in the city but the rocket appears to have fallen into the sea. th
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: netenyahu said he and president obama agreed to stop smuggling weapons. he said those weapons, quote, arrive mostly from iran. we had a couple of guests on last night who said that iran was not arming hamas. >> i have done a little digging on this. there is a lot of real evidence to suggest that iran is helping to arm groups linked to hamas or hamas itself groups in the gaza strip. i don't think that's really disputable. what is disputable however is the extent to which it is playing in the violence. when you look at the rockets that were being fired from the gaza strip, we're talking really primitive rockets which are really no more than a metal tube fired off. the kinds of weapons we see reaching tel-aviv and jerusalem those are the kinds of weapons that iran would have a hand on. >> jennifer: could netenyahu's assertion that iran is arming hamas, could that indicate that he is considering military action against iran? >> i think it's very premature to read the tea leaves on this. already netenyahu has indicated a willingness for a strike on iran under certain conditions. he hasn't so much
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
minority voters to obama. he said it was basically the victory for romney because he won the right kind of voters. >> when they say mitt romney shouldn't say that stuff they do believe it. they just think it's embarrassing. >> stephanie: all the wrong people voted for president obama. >> we'll say it a little bit. >> stephanie: andy barowitz tweets that mitt romney will speak to a black person for the first time since the debates. [applause] >> john kerry is ready to go. john kerry john kerry john kerry. >> stephanie: are they on staff of scott brown for senate? what, really, they are not too obvious? we have all have an idea. >> we're all wearing pink leather shorts. >> stephanie: funny that. >> and i like the new white house hash tag, it's my 2 k a typical middle class family of form will see taxes rice $2,200 if congress does not act and now we're seeing caving on republicans. >> they're launching their own hash tag for twitter, it's "my two sticks" and you can rub them together if you're cold in the winter. [ magic juan music ] wand music ] >> so the first cracks on the republican stan
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Nov 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
obama visits the areas of new york hit hardest by hurricane sandy, a reminder of global warming's devastating effects. future, january 20, 2013, inauguration day. a president with a mandate and a second-term agenda with climate change near the very top. so all right you republicans who wants to play the role of scrooge? >> all of those in favor signify by saying aye. >> jennifer: humbug. there is big news on the environmental frown front today. so first bp, the world's third largest oil company announced it was going to pay $4.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges connected to, of course, the giant oil spill in the gulf of mexico. that's number one. meanwhile, in new york, the president surveyed the damage from hurricane sandy. of course, which was everybody knows, precipitated by climate change. he met storm victims in staten island, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. 23 of the 43 deaths in the new york region related to hurricane sandy. they were on staten island. >> obama: during difficult times like this, we're reminded that we're bound together an
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
has been in close contact with president obama as well and the two spoke today for the third time in the last 24 hours. but nonetheless, this is really going to be a tough balancing act for morsi. on the one hand, egypt needs to keep its good relations with the united states in order to secure the $1.3 billion in military aid that the u.s. gives it each year as well as the additional support it gets from institutions like the world bank. and then on the other hand, morsi is a sunni muslim and he's facing strong calls from egyptians and muslims throughout the region to intervene in gaza. they want him to defend the palestinians who they say are being hurt by israel's economic blockade on the region. israel on the other hand says the blockade is the only way to keep military supplies from entering gaza. now, despite the talks of a potential cease-fire, today was actually the deadliest day since the conflict began a week ago. israel launched 100 air strikes on gaza today killing 27 palestinians and that brings the death toll in gaza to 137. and there was even more violence in gaza city
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
boiling in the minds of republicans for a long time. something they saw as an attempt by obama to stonewall here. >> >> jennifer: interesting the most difficult of this may be the affront to congress rather than affront to one's own wedding vows. phillip ewing of politico. thank you so much for coming inside "the war room." thanks for your insight. the petraeus scandal has also got the potential of ruining reputations of everybody involved and for that side of the story, we're going to sacramento and to crisis communications expert roger salazar. roger is the managing director of mercury a public strategy firm. he was a spokesman for president clinton. roger, welcome inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me, jennifer. >> jennifer: you bet. i know you're here on skype. you're a crisis communications expert. you've dealt with a lot of scandals. just as a general matter, how serious is this one? >> i think it is about as serious as you can get. any time you're dealing with the c.i.a., military activities and terrorism, you know, it is high stakes enough as it is. you throw, you
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Nov 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
second term of president obama with the affordable healthcare act we'll have a different debate less access now and more of these points of principles, prevention and focusing on healthy lifestyles, the way to change--is that your hope. >> that's not only my hope, but that's what is happening. president obama appointed us with public health, and it's working. it's the only way to get out of this mess. we can't keep doing what we're doing. >> gavin: what are the one or two most important things you can do to improve your health. >> it's really four things. what we eat. move towards a plant-based diet. there are protective substances in fruits and vegetables lemuems walking 20 to 30 minutes a day. not even all that fast or all that once. stress management, yoga, for example, and spending more time with your friend, family and loved ones. we feel like that's an luxury after we do the important stuff but that really is the important stuff. >> gavin: finally on the motion notion of hunger. i think the example of mc mcdonald is a perfect one. the hamburger versus the salad. how do we rever
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, including how this natural disaster has linked this year's prominent foes, president obama andries and chris christie. both told reporters that they were determined to repair and rebuild the damage even as they praised each other's forms the crisis. >> the things we need to do is to make sure power restored as quickly as possible. make sure people have clean drinking water hospitals are taken care of the way we need to, and kids are back to school. i'm please to report that the president has sprung into action immediately to help us get us those things while we were in the car riding together. i appreciate that. he has worked extremely closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation oversince the weekend. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> obama: at the top of my list i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm and i think the people of new jerse
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm PST
, two weeks after sandy, but where does the recovery stand? but first, president obama gloats mitt romney mopes and the simpsons take a shot at karl rove. when it doesn't fit anywhere else we put it in the viewfinder. >> first i want to thank mitt romney. governor, i admire your tenacity. you got 48% of the vote. even though watching you run for president was like watching someone with roller skates trying to climb stairs. >> oh, darn it. darn it all to heck. >> the good news is that obama won. the bad news, only 39% of whites voted for him. that's the pattern. white people vote for white people like it's going out of style. and like most things that white people do, it's going out of style. >> what's next for you father? >> oh, i don't know. there is so much i want to see and do. i'd like to learn how mayonnaise is made. [ the simpsons ♪ >> hello, mitt. >> hello, karl rove. >> i still think you can win ohio. look, now might not be the best time but could i borrow $300 million? >> what were you doing? >> i went to l.a. >> working woman next to al roker who is a man in the world.
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filibuster reform or -- the senate, barack obama -- it means a lot to fill the lower federal courts the farm team for the supreme court. >> eliot: there is an argument that the filibuster itself is unconstitutional because it is fundamentally anti-democratic. you have the upper body by the minority. do you think that argument would ever hold water or would the shorts show deference to the rules that the senate can create for itself? >> i'm sympathetic to that. the idea a basic constitutional principle is majority rule. i don't think a court can impose that on the senate. i think that's something that the senate needs to do itself. it needs to clean its own house so to speak and when it does so, it actually would have to pay attention to the constitution even if no court gets involved and the constitutional principle is a principle of majority rule. it is part of the unwritten constitution. it goes out saying and i hope that the senators begin to see that. >> eliot: hope springs eternal akhil reed amar, thank you for joining us and author of "america's unwritten constitution." thank you.
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christie and president obama toured the storm-ravaged coast of new jersey yesterday. christie knows who was there to help when new jersey needed it. so now the big question is christie going to stay with the man he had previously endorsed or will he throw his substantial weight behind president obama? don't hold your breath. okay. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here on the "full court press." first, here she is with a current news update today lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. campaign schedules are getting back on track today as romney heads to virginia and president obama has a very busy day ahead of him. first, he starts off the day in green bay, wisconsin for a rescheduled event that he had to cancel tuesday to deal with hurricane sandy. then he is off to nevada, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for the president. >> has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his pers
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